In this issue:
The Socialist 25 January 2017, Organise to beat Trumpism, austerity and capitalism
Millions on women's marches around the world: Build a mass movement against Trumpism, austerity and capitalism
The huge turnouts to the anti-Trump 'women's marches' on 21 January shocked even the organisers. It is now vital and urgent that that this is used as a launchpad to build a sustained, democratic, international movement with a strategy to win and a vision of a socialist alternative.
NHS SOS: Save the Women's Hospital
The threatened closure of Liverpool Women's Hospital has stirred up a storm of opposition
Defiant mood at North Tyneside STP consultation
Lancashire: Hospital workers protest consultation
St Austell: STPs attacked
Paignton: organising against hospital closure
Reject Surrey's 15% council tax increase
Surrey's Tory council wants residents to fork out a whopping 15% council tax rise to pay for the crisis in social care
Bristol police taser own race relations adviser
2016 hottest year on record, air poisonous
Wales council votes to buy back homes
Isle of Wight independents resign over cuts
Come to the TUSC national conference 2017!
Huge anger internationally on marches against Trump
Mass action across the USA: These were the largest simultaneous protests ever recorded in US history, with millions taking to the streets
India: struggle against land grab in Pune
International news in brief
RMT determinedly continues Southern strike
Although drivers' union Aslef unfortunately suspend its 3 planned strike days on Southern Rail for talks with management, the RMT continued its action alone on 24-26 January despite only a minority of drivers being RMT members.
Incensed BA cabin crew strike and protest over pay
Steely opposition growing to Tata pension offer
2017 Unite general secretary and executive elections
Don't we need competition to spur on progress?
Capitalist myth-buster! Human beings have always striven to understand more about our world, to test ourselves and to improve our lives
Huge anger against Trump across Britain
In Britain over 100,000 people marched in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington
Surrey: Save our fire station
South London: march to save community centres
Obituary: Bernard Roome 1947-2017
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Ed Balls: 'Speaking Out' for capitalism
Non-fiction review - Speaking Out: Ed Balls elicits sympathy for his battle against his stammer. His view that anyone who disagrees with him is a communist will probably elicit less sympathy.
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